4: Advanced Italian

M-F 9-10 | 179 Dwinelle | Instructor: Annamaria Bellezza

Units: 5 Satisfies L&S International Studies breadth requirement.

Course conducted entirely in Italian.

In this course students will hone their language skills by reviewing the grammar structures learned in the previous three semesters. They will learn to appreciate Italian culture through authentic materials such as articles, films, and plays. Students will continue to build on the work done in Italian 3, striving for a higher level of sophistication and fluency in writing, reading, and speaking. Readings will be more complex and will cover a wider range of topics. Conducted in Italian. Weekly written assignments, midterm, oral presentation, and a final exam.

Required texts:
Immagina, l’italiano senza confini, with Supersite code. A Cummings, C. Frenquellucci, etc. Vista Higher Learning 2011. ISBN 978-1-60576-260-9
Io non ho paura. Niccolò Ammaniti. Einaudi, 2011 ISBN 9788806207694

Recommended texts:
Webster’s New World Italian Dictionary Concise edition ISBN 9780139536397

Prerequisite: Italian 3 or placement test. Please contact Dr. Perco if you have a question regarding placement in this course: gperco@berkeley.edu.